Kevin who is supported by the charity Diagrama was delighted when his Care Support Worker told him that he would be going to see Soccer Aid.
On Sunday 12 June, Kevin from Diagrama Foundation’s Supported Living Service in Bromley was delighted to join the crowd of 54,000 in the London Stadium to see the Soccer Aid England team play the Soccer Aid World XI to raise funds for UNICEF.
Diagrama was delighted when two tickets were donated by Andy Mason a cubs and scouts leader in Battersea and super football fan Kevin, who has learning disabilities and lives in the charity’s Supported Living Service in Bromley was the natural choice to attend this prestigious day out.
Ed Hay, Care Support Worker, Diagrama, said, “Kevin never stopped smiling all day. We had great seats and met lots of wonderful people. The result didn’t perhaps go the way we would have wanted but Kevin loved interacting with the other fans sitting in the rows near to him and soaking up the incredible atmosphere as we walked back to the station in the sunshine after the game. Kevin knew some of the players including Usain Bolt and Idris Elba and as a football fanatic he was very pleased to spot David Beckham.”
The game between England and the Soccer Aid World XI, was decided on penalties and the final score was World XI 4-1 England.
Ed Hay continued, “UNICEF UK Ambassador, Robbie Williams, delivered a very special half time performance and Kevin was aware of his music and loved hearing the crowd singing ‘Angels’.”
The Soccer Aid game raised £15m for UNICEF.
Kevin and other adults with learning disabilities are supported to live their best life by the charity Diagrama Foundation who run Diagrama Supported Living across the Borough of Bromley. To find out more visit www.diagramafoundation.org.uk/learning-disability-support/supported-living
About The Diagrama Foundation
The Diagrama Foundation is a Kent based charity that supports vulnerable children, young people, and adults to live their best life.
Diagrama has a Supported Living Service across Bromley, three homes for adults with learning disabilities in Orpington, a 50-bed care home for the elderly with nursing and dementia needs in Essex, and a fostering and adoption service covering the southeast.
- The Supported Living Service, cares for 35 adults with learning disabilities, in nine homes across Bromley helping them to develop skills and confidence to live in their own house either on their own or with others.
- At Cabrini House in Orpington the charity promotes the development of core skills for adults with learning disabilities so that they can lead independent lives integrated within their community.
- The team at their nursing and dementia care home Edensor in Clacton on Sea, support their vulnerable residents to live life to the full.
- The Diagrama adoption and fostering service cares for children in South London, Kent, Hampshire, Sussex, and Surrey.
Many vulnerable children and adults don’t get the support they need to develop their true potential, but the Diagrama team know that when someone has time and belief invested in them, they come alive, because that investment has made them feel valued and worthy.